Eligibility Requirements

Students must first submit an application for admission and declare their intent to maintain legal domicile in their home state at the time of application. Students are welcome to submit a WUE contract before they have been admitted to the University; however, we will not review, process, or inform them of our decision until after they have received a final admission decision. This takes place after we have we have received and reviewed a student’s final official transcript upon high school or community college graduation. Please consult the Enrollment Guide that accompanied our offer of provisional admission for important dates and deadlines associated with final transcripts and other enrollment requirements.

Freshman Criteria for WUE Scholarship (must meet all the below criteria to be eligible):

  • Have or will have completed 15 (year-long) college preparatory courses with a grade of C- or better. These courses are described at the Freshman Apply Now webpage.
  • Minimum 3.13 cumulative GPA.
  • Minimum of a 22 composite score on the ACT or a 1030 (EBRW + math) on the SAT.
  • Have or will have graduated from high school by the end of the spring term preceding fall enrollment at CSUCI.

Transfer Criteria for WUE Scholarship (must meet all the below criteria to be eligible)

  • Have a college grade point average of 3.00 or better in all transferable college units completed.
  • Be in good standing at the last college or university attended (i.e., you are eligible to re-enroll).
  • Have completed the following “Golden Four” courses with a grade of C- or better:
    • A1. Oral communication
    • A2. Written communication
    • A3. Critical thinking
    • B4. College level mathematics/quantitative reasoning. College Algebra from an out-of-state institution is acceptable in meeting this requirement ONLY if the course meets that institution’s GE math requirement.

 Visit the Transfer Apply Now webpage to learn more about the “Golden Four” courses.